Vulcan

Active Vulcan

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

None

Description

Vulcan

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
  • Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.4 m
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Vulcan
  • Family
    Vulcan
  • Variant
    Vulcan
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Vulcan
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

United Launch Alliance

Commercial
CEO: Tory Bruno
ULA 2006

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

Upcoming Spaceflights


Vulcan | USSF-106

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD September, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

USSF-106 is a mission for the United States Space Force.

Unknown
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Vulcan | USSF-87

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US Space Force

Unknown
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Vulcan | GPS III SV07

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2024
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Seventh of ten GPS III missions.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Vulcan | SDA Tranche 1 Tracking Layer D

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified mission launched by the Space Development Agency (SDA) for Tranche 1 Tracking Layer.

Polar Orbit
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Vulcan | USSF-114

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US Space Force.

Unknown
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Vulcan | SDA Tranche 1 Tracking Layer B

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified mission launched by the Space Development Agency (SDA) for Tranche 1 Tracking Layer.

Polar Orbit
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Vulcan | GPS III SV08

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Eighth of ten GPS III missions.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Vulcan | NROL-83

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office

Unknown
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Vulcan | NROL-64

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office

Unknown
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Vulcan | USSF-112

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US Space Force

Unknown
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Vulcan | USSF-16

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US Space Force.

Unknown
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Vulcan | WGS-11

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Last mission of the Wideband Global SatCom (WGS) series.

Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
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Vulcan | USSF-43

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US Space Force.

Unknown
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Vulcan | USSF-23

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2025
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US Space Force.

Unknown
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Vulcan | NROL-109

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office

Unknown
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Vulcan | USSF-95

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

First satellite of a medium Earth orbit missile-warning and missile-tracking constellation.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Vulcan | NROL-100

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office

Unknown
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Vulcan | SILENTBARKER 2/NROL-118

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Space domain awareness mission for the US Department of Defense.

Geostationary Orbit
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Vulcan | STP-5

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Two satellites in support of the US Department of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office.

Low Earth Orbit
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Vulcan | NROL-56

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office

Unknown
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Vulcan | NROL-73

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office

Unknown
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Vulcan | GPS III SV09

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Ninth of ten GPS III missions.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Vulcan | USSF-25

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Payload is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) nuclear thermal spacecraft.

Low Earth Orbit
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Vulcan | USSF-57

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

First of three Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared geostationary satellites designed for missile warning.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Vulcan | SDA Tranche 2 Transport Layer B

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA
TBD December, 2026
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

Classified mission launched by the Space Development Agency (SDA) for Tranche 2 Transport Layer.

Polar Orbit
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Long March 2D
Success
2 days, 21 hours ago
Yaogan 42-02
Launch Complex 3 (LC-3/LA-1) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The Yaogan 42-02 is a Chinese military “remote sensing” satellite of unknown purposes.


Falcon 9
Success
4 days, 23 hours ago
Starlink Group 6-52
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
6 days ago
Starlink Group 6-51
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
SuperView Neo 3-01
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Commercial Earth observation satellite built by CAST for China Siwei Survey and Mapping Technology Co. Ltd, with 0.5 m resolution over 9 image wavele…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Starlink Group 6-49
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 23 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.